Wow, can anyone else believe that August is already over? The summer just flew by at this house. And we are happily anticipating fall. Are you?
Some of my favorite things for August included books, pictures, music, flowers and food!
I have been using the Bible Gateway app for 8 months now. I have it downloaded on my iPhone. It sends me reminders everyday and provides me with my daily Bible verse. I downloaded my reading plan and I like to listen to the audio everyday as I follow along. And it's free!! If you are reading the Bible do you use any kind of app?
I think I have a new favorite author too. James Hankins! I have now read two of his books and I really enjoyed both of them. Drawn is a paranormal type book. There are four people who are connected to the story by four very different, powerful sources. A New York artist is painting a mysterious little boy in all her paintings without knowing she is doing it. And he seems to be wanting her to follow him. There is a man who suffers with agoraphobia, following a horrific accident that leaves him almost blind. He is forced out of his apartment by a possible poltergeist. Third is a lonely widow who starts to dream about his missing son. Finally a young boy who has fled his home, after years of abuse at the hands of his father, is fooled into believing the man he is with is going to save him. They all end up in a mountain castle in New Hampshire in a fight for their lives. Very good! Very satisfying ending. Out of my comfort zone. And I loved it. **** stars from me.
In the month of August who can't fall in love with sunflowers? In Kansas this is when the sunflowers bloom. And we have several large fields without driving distance. Since Harley wanted some of her senior pictures taken with the sunflowers we visited several times. What a breathtaking and beautiful site. I even bought some for my dining table this month. And the sunflower is the Kansas state flower. Let's hear it for sunflowers.
I'm still loving my bullet journal. And I'm finding it relaxing and therapeutic to write in it. I keep track of everything here. What needs to be done daily. My gratitude. My moods. Books I'm reading. Schedules, appointments, time lines. Everything! These are a couple of my favorite pages. You might recognize one of them in last months favorites before it was filled out!
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Lastly, I received a picture in an email this month. And it is my favorite "throwback" picture for the month. This is taken at my youngest brother's house for some holiday or other. Date would have been sometime in the 1980's. Front row is my brother Fred (who passed away in April, my mom, youngest brother Rich, me! Back row is oldest brother Chuck, sister Claudia (twin to Fred) and our step-dad John. The little blond boy behind Fred is his grandson. Little boy off to the side is Chuck's grandson, I think! What a crew!!
So that's it. A few of my favorite things from August. What were you digging in August?